Articles for Reality Bites Back Season 1

Comedy Central calls it a show for people who hate reality television, those who love it, and those who hate that they love it.  Hosted by the ‘joyfully sadistic‘ comedian Michael Ian Black, Reality Bites Back is a huge spoof on the reality genre that has plagued the airwaves for the longest time.  It features ten comedians who compete against each other in a series of challenges that parodies the big reality shows.For instance, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition becomes Extreme Manipulation: House Edition, where contestants have to live with their mom for days.  Rock of Love is transformed to Shock of Love, when the contestants vie for a potential love via a disposable soulmate program.  The Biggest Loser becomes The Biggest Chubby, where the contestants try to gain as much weight as they can.  American Gladiators is parodied as Almost American Gladiators, where the contestants have to wade through the bureaucracy of the green card application process.  The other shows up for some spoofing are Dancing with the Stars (Hunting with the Stars), So You Think You Can Dance (So You Think You Can Dive), The Amazing Race (The Amazing Disgrace), and Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader. Read more »

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